Patents by Inventor Mikio Ishimaru

Mikio Ishimaru has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210319144
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus according to an embodiment includes a solid-state imaging element and a first communication unit. The solid-state imaging element includes an image sensor, an image processing unit, and an output interface. The image sensor converts received light into an image. The image processing unit detects a specific object in the image. The output interface outputs the image. The first communication unit transmits the image output from the output interface. The information processing apparatus includes a second communication unit and a processor. The processor receives an image transmitted from the terminal apparatus with the second communication unit. When the image received with the second communication unit is an image in which the image processing unit has detected a specific object, the processor performs mask processing of masking the specific object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Publication date: October 14, 2021
    Inventors: Mikio ISHIMARU, Kenta ENDO
  • Publication number: 20210185160
    Abstract: A terminal device according to an embodiment includes: a microphone; a communication unit that performs communication via a network; a first sensor that obtains depth information; a first face detecting unit that detects a face and the distance to the face based on the depth information; and a processor. When a communication program, which is meant for making the processor perform transmission and reception of messages including voice messages and which has a sound input mode for enabling collection of sounds using the microphone and transmission of voice messages based on the collected sounds, is executed, and when a message is received by the communication unit under the control of the communication program being executed; the processor performs first-type face detection using the first face detecting unit and controls turning ON and turning OFF the sound input mode according to the result of the first-type face detection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Inventors: Mikio ISHIMARU, Kenta ENDO
  • Patent number: 5982931
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for manipulating a referenced document and a searched document containing images and descriptive text. The manipulation includes conversion of images and text into equivalent images which are standardized by utilizing predetermined design rules. The images are then compared and analyzed to determine similarities, partial similarities, and dissimilarities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Inventor: Mikio Ishimaru